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After me cometh a builder: the recollections of Ralph Palmer Merritt


Published 1956


Description: Interview with Ralph Palmer Merritt. Discusses his family background and education at the University of California, 1904-1907. He also speaks of his experiences as Graduate Manager, as secretary to U.C. President Wheeler, and as the first university comptroller, 1913-1919. He was appointed to the Board of Regents in 1923, serving until 1930, and reminisces about some of the personalities involved. He also recalls his experiences as a past director of the Rice Growers Association of California, the Sun Maid Raisin Growers, the California State Chamber of Commerce, and the U. S. Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he speaks of the several positions he held with the Miller & Lux corporations. He also discusses his activities during both World Wars.

Collection Guide: The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979

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Source 2 Tapes of 2: 1/4 inch audio tape
Run time 2:39:01
Language English
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Interviewers: Gilb, Corinne L.; Bean, Walton

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